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Deploy Visual Studio updates to devices enrolled in Windows Update for Business

Starting in November 2022, IT Administrators can now deploy Visual Studio administrator security updates throughout their organization to cloud connected devices that are configured to use Windows Update for Business (WUfB) and are managed by mobile device management solutions such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager (also known as Intune). This ...

Visual Studio’s Azure Marketplace images now support Microsoft Dev Box

Over the last couple of years, we’ve expanded our Visual Studio VM image offerings for the Azure Marketplace. These images have proven to be popular not only for evaluating the latest Visual Studio releases, but also for jumpstarting developer environments in the cloud. In this post, we'll introduce new images optimized for running Visual ...

It’s finally here. Bicep is in Visual Studio!

In less than two years, Bicep’s VS Code extension has grown from zero users to more than 15 thousand a month. In addition to the Bicep extension's success, millions of resources are now deployed with Bicep files via Azure CLI and Azure PowerShell. Our incredible community has not only shaped the suite of Bicep features we know and love today...

Choosing a .NET Memory Profiler in Visual Studio – part 1

Summary Visual Studio provides two great tools for analyzing and diagnosing memory issues in .NET applications: the Memory Usage profiler and .NET Object Allocation Tracking tool. While both tools are useful, it may not be obvious for new user to know which one to use when. This article aims to clarify what each tool is good for and how to ...

VisualStudio.Extensibility: A New Way to Write Extensions

Last year, we announced the first phase of a new extensibility model for Visual Studio.  This new model will make extensions easier to write and more reliable along with additional benefits such as being able to install these extensions without restarting the IDE.  Now, we’re excited to announce the second phase of the new extensibility ...

Analysis Services and Reporting Services extensions for Visual Studio 2022 are here!

We’re happy to announce the popular and long-awaited Analysis Services, RDLC Report Designer, and Reporting Services extensions are available for Visual Studio 2022!  Here’s how these Microsoft extensions for SQL Server can further enhance your business intelligence solution development environment. SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) ...

Live Unit Testing Preview: Better and Faster

Live Unit Testing is the automatic test running feature in Visual Studio Enterprise. As you make code changes, Live Unit Testing detects what tests are impacted and runs them in the background. This way you always know if the tests covering a certain line of code are passing or failing. You can see what your code coverage is for each line of ...

Typing Less, Coding More: How we delivered IntelliCode whole line completions with a transformer model

Introduction Great code completions make you more productive while composing your code. Visual Studio 2022 now automatically completes C# code up to a whole line at a time, using a rich knowledge of your coding context. We have also released the IntelliCode Completions extension in Visual Studio Code (VSCode) to speed up coding in Python/...

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